"Pathways to Proficiency takes an in-depth look at developing new grading practices that draw on student evidence of learning. Within these pages, you will find valuable information on why traditional grading fails our students, as well as ideas that will inspire you to create an evidence-based grading system that focuses on supporting students in the cycle of learning."
—Chris Sturgis, co-founder, CompetencyWorks
"Pathways to Proficiency provides clear direction on how teams of educators can navigate the inherent complexities of assessment, grading, and reporting. It is refreshing to read a book that speaks to the critical role of student voice and empowerment, while arguing that we need to focus on the strengths of our students, rather than their mistakes."
—Myron Dueck, author of Grading Smarter, Not Harder: Assessment Strategies That Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn (ASCD, 2014)
"It’s rare that a book provides both a sound technical approach for school assessment and grading practices and a sound organizational pathway for achieving the needed changes in practice. Pathways to Proficiency does both in an engaging, case-study-driven context. It should be a very useful resource for schools wanting to bring their assessment and grading practices into the 21st century to support student success."
—Joan Herman, co-director, Emerita